Feline Fine

April 6, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Blogger-DC-Georgetown-6Anytime I think of leather jogger pants, I think of Kanye’s rant about how he was trying to make them happen years ago, “[We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherfuckers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”

Gotta love Kanye and his random nuggets of hilarity.

Anyway, I recently picked up a pair while browsing my local Buffalo Exchange, and while I wasn’t really in the market for leather joggers, they were a whopping $5, and I felt like passing up this deal meant that somewhere an angel would lose its wings.

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Prep in My Step

April 3, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Blogger-DC-Georgetown-29Before my love of leather biker jackets, there were blazers. For years, I’ve collected various ones, but, it wasn’t until recently that I kind of stopped wearing them, in favor of a tougher, sleeker, moto. I’ve always recognized that a blazer can really do wonders for any look, and since I’ve never had tons of money to blow on clothes, blazers always just helped take what I had to another level. I was going through my closet the other day, and I pulled out this blazer from Benetton, that I thrifted years ago, and that only cost me like $6. I love the small houndstooth pattern and chic cut of the jacket— and, I think on my short body, the proportions are spot on. Immediately, I felt like I’d reconnected with a past me, who rocked a blazer almost daily, if not for any other reason than to make her crappy graphic tshirt look cooler.
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Sharing A Closet

April 1, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Blogger-DC-Georgetown-17Don’t you love it when you can borrow (*cough* steal) clothes from people in your household? I’m not lucky enough to live with a girl roommate who wears my exact shoe and clothes size, but, I do live with my boyfriend, and he happens to own some pretty stylish pieces that I like to keep an eye on. I remember a couple of years ago, he bought these pants for an event or something, and I helped pick these out with him. We loved the idea of both dressy and casual pants combined (he loved the military/cargo accents). Christopher likes that juxtaposition when he dresses, so, these were perfect for him. When they no longer fit him, he handed them off to me, and I’ve been holding onto them ever since, not really sure what to do with them. You know how much I love incorporating actual menswear into my wardrobe, so, I always find some kind of way to make it work.
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Throwback Thursday: #MoonriseDCMeet at the National Portrait Gallery

March 19, 2015

The-Glossier-Moonrise-District-Meet-Photography-Fashion-Style-Blogger-DC-National-Portrait-Gallery-10On a brisk day back in January, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC was the epicenter of creative activity in the DMV area. Photographers, models, and bloggers got together thanks to Jeimy and Alex of Moonrise District. Together, they run the Moonrise District blog, and in an effort to collab and meet with fellow creatives in the area, they started hosting meetups at various DC locations. This was my first one, and, how appropriate that it happened to be at the National Portrait Gallery!

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NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (New Orleans) Review

March 19, 2015

The-Glossier-NARS-All-Day-Luminous-Weightless-Foundation-Review-New-Orleans-Makeup- 003As someone with extremely troublesome skin, with issues ranging from hyperpigmentation, oiliness, dryness, uneven texture, etc. I have a really difficult time with finding foundations that can address multiple issues at once. Mostly, I just stick with heavy matte foundations that just cover everything in one swoop, but, sometimes, I would love my foundations to have some luminosity, and give me that J. Lo glow, but, due to having oily skin, that’s a risky move, a move which ends with me looking like a total greaseball.

That said, imagine my excitement when I heard about NARS’ new All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation—a foundation promising lightweight, full coverage, luminosity, and staying power, for all skin types. Well, I don’t know about you, but when something has this many claims, I get suspicious; how could they possibly provide that many solutions in one formula?
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Feeling Knotty

March 17, 2015

The-Glossier-Tasha-Top-Fashion-Style-Blogger-DC-Union-Market-Capital-Diner (11 of 19)Let me apologize in advance, as this post is one big photo dump! These photos are from a day last week when weather was so incredibly nice, it was our first spring-like day after the brutal winter we had here in the District. My boyfriend and a friend of ours ended up at Union Market, and there were a ton of little interesting places to shoot pics. We ended up in alley, where the abandoned Capital City Diner is, and the colorful art painted onto the plywood made for a great backdrop, as I once again dabble in a super basic color palette. I wasn’t able to pick just a few pics from this shoot, and I think because I spent all winter in hibernation, that I’m feeling guilty for leaving everyone hanging! So, enjoy!  Continue Reading…

Winter Blues

January 22, 2015

The-Glossier-Tasha-James-Top-Fashion-Blogger-Camel-Coat-Missguided-Denim-Canadian-Tuxedo-Gap-Adidas-Monochrome-2I’ve always had a soft spot for the denim on denim (Canadian Tuxedo) look, and have attempted it a couple of times before, but there’s something about this classic, easy combination, plus a longline camel coat that have me feeling like I’ve struck gold in my closet. Since I purchased this coat from Missguided back in November, I’ve been wearing it incessantly; every outfit feels instantly elevated, and sophisticated, and pulled together—it’s like coat crack, I cannot stop wearing it! I’m actually kind of bummed at the prospect of Spring coming, because then I’ll have to pack it up, and then, I’ll have to find something else to fill the void. So, I apologize in advance for the amount of times you’ll have to see this thing in my pictures—and, by apologize, I mean, I’m not actually sorry, and you’ll basically just have to deal with it.
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Ask The Glossier: Advice on Getting Hair Dyed/Highlights?

January 20, 2015

DENIM04I got a tweet today asking if I had advice for dyeing your hair (for the first time), and since I’m long-winded as hell, and since this topic would probably interest quite a few people, and since I dyed my own hair for the first time last summer—I thought it would be a perfect thing to write about! And, in the future, any question I get via Twitter that I cannot answer in 140 characters or less, will get it’s own post here on my blog! So, ask away! :) Continue Reading…

Get Ready With Me: Everyday Makeup (Video)

January 20, 2015

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know, I aim to keep everything simple, at all times—this includes my daily makeup routine, which I like to keep very soft, and natural-ish (for the most part), so that I can just sit in my makeup chair and hit auto-pilot. This is a great basic look that I can rock as-is, or build upon depending on my mood, or the occasion. Continue Reading…

Belief + Doubt

January 12, 2015

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Beauty-Makeup-Blogger-Outfit-Style-Winter-Trends-Belief-And-Doubt-Barbara-Kruger-Hirshhorn-DC-16“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”—Suzy Kassem

That’s been a quote that has resonated heavily with me lately. And, especially considering we are at the beginning of a new year, where hopes are high, and focusing on goals is the top of everyone’s priority list right now, it seemed like a good time to chat about something that will help us all get further than ever before. I’ve had quite a few conversations with people in the past few weeks, people who want better things for themselves, but seem to not know where to start, and it’s an interesting thing to try and give a piece of advice to, as I think people moreso want to know what type of business they should start, or something similar, but I think 99% of achieving anything in life is to believe that you can. Start with that. Don’t worry about the details, focus the bigger picture.

If you just write down goals, but you don’t fuel them with anything, how will they ever become anything bigger? How can you want more for yourself, while you simultaneously tear yourself down, and question your own abilities the whole way? It simply won’t work.

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